DANVILLE -- Several residents were without water and a road remained closed Friday morning after a water main break on Thursday evening, a town spokesman said.

Hartz Avenue, which had been closed from Prospect to Railroad Avenues after a 48-inch main broke below the street around 6 p.m. on Thursday, reopened at 6:30 a.m., according to Danville public information coordinator Geoff Gillette. E. Linda Mesa Road, a side street in the area, also reopened a short time later, Gillette said.

Diablo Road remained closed Friday morning between Front Street and Hartz Avenue and no estimate was given for when it might be reopened, Gillette said.

Some residences in the area also remained without water but were expected to have it restored much later Friday, Gillette said.

Police were called Thursday to the intersection of Hartz Avenue and Diablo Road and found water flowing from a break near the intersection, said. Police shut down the intersection immediately, and it remained closed through the night as crews from EBMUD, PG&E and San Ramon Fire worked to repair it, Gillette said. They were still removing debris Friday morning.

The flow of water coming from the broken main stopped by 12:30 a.m. Friday, Gillette said.

Westbound motorists on Diablo Road were detoured westbound onto El Pintado and northbound onto Danville Road. Drivers on San Ramon Valley Boulevard were advised to take Railroad Avenue north to Danville Boulevard.

Check back for updates.


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